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place. klay thompson 1-11 as washington state trying to stay in the race. the pac-10 leader in the men's program is cal and they have a great match tomorrow against arizona, one versus two. and you can see it on many of these stations. washington state really need as basket. they're going klay thompson. koprivica. the extra pass. capers. and he misses. they're unselfish, but they just can't put it down. isaiah thomas. for three. >> miles: attacking the zone defend. overton pushes it up over the middle. thomas gets the wide open three. >> steve: washington state has not scored a field goal in this half. and moore is going to the foul line on a foul. >> miles: overton gets a deep outlet. zone defense can't get set. thomas has the perfect follow-through and splashes the three point shot. >> steve: the foul on overton, not thomas and that is venoy's third personal foul sending reggie moore to the free-throw line. six minutes have passed and washington state, with a great distance on the road. the crowd giving it to reggie moore. he's a seattle mats differennat. >> steve: that blocking foul
point shooting teams and washington did a fantastic job defensively on those in this building. >> miles: they'll need it get out to these guys today. maybe we'll see a little zone defense at some point because right now the man-to-man defense is getting sliced up. >> steve: enquist comes in for washington state. reggie moore also back in. pondexter makes it a 23-16 game. isaiah thomas defending clay thompson who tries to back him down. he still has been shut out, on the leading scorer has not scored in the first ten minutes of this game. >> miles: start play, i'll live with that shot. he recognizes smaller defend, i'm 6'6", he's 5'8", i can get to the shot that i want to get to. he just didn't knock it down. >> steve: second foul on bryan-amaning. he may have to come out. at the free-throw line is charlie enquist, sophomore from edmonds, washington. talks to matthew bryan-amaning. they'll need his rebounding and shot blocking ability. second personal foul early in this game. >> miles: they're in the bonus halfway through the first half. these guys are going to the line for one and one o
will be added to your phone bill. standard messaging and data rates may apply. washington with a 61-38 lead over california. >> marques: good activity on defense by the huskies. nice job, quincy pondexter raising the high ball screen. terrific rotation on the pass to the corner to jerome randle. >> steve: theo robertson. >> marques: got to stay down. first half, pondexter got a foul jumping in the air. >> steve: theo misses the easy layup. this has just been a miserable afternoon for the cal bears. outside of patrick christopher, the rest of the team has gone 3 for 16 from the floor. >> marques: they're showing scrap and hustle on the inside. if you're theo robertson, you've got to make that shot on the second attempt. bodies on the ground pursuing the basketball. possession went the callaway. >> steve: pondexter and overton lead. looked like suggs may have grabbed christopher as he went by a screen. isaiah thomas is the guy doing most of the complaining. i thought they called one against scott suggs. >> marques: obvious call. you can't grab a guy's jersey. suggs did defensively. an intentional
really come out in full force to help haiti. the greater washington haiti relief committee has received thousands and thousands of boxes full of supplies, now the problem is getting those supplies to the island and that's proving to be be a logistical nightmare. 4-year-old elaine campbell has seen the devastation in haiti on tv and had the same reaction as most of us. >> she was watching the earthquake in haiti and she was thinking about it and wants to donate her toys and clothes. >> reporter: she is one of the people who sorted through thousands of bags and boxes bound for haiti at a dc warehouse. >> this is something we need to do. this is a day of giving back to the community dr. martin luther king's birthday. what a better place to be. >> reporter: there's blankets, bottled water, clothes, medicine. they have been overwhelmed by the sheer volume of donation but the trouble now is getting supplies to a country whose infrastructure has been ravaged by the earthquake. >> we are reaching out to companies like federal express, this is what they do. , u.p.s., fedex, we need your help. >>
that there is a tremendous amount of jaundice about the system here in washington. and i think that's infected the view of health care bill whose come poebent parts the american people strongly support. so i -- i agree with what senator webb was saying there. >> would you take it component by component? that's what delahunt is saying. portability, second bill. break this thing down and it is too hard to explain as one massive bill. >> well, look, i think, first of all, there are going to be lots of conversations about how to proceed and all of these views will be taken into account. i'm sure that the decisions will be made. the viability of some of these parts absent of others i think would become a question but the -- bugger point here is that we have a lot of things to do. and they all have to be aimed at one thing which is to bring more economic security and to middle class families, middle class workers in this country. that's what people were saying yesterday. that's they said when they elected barack obama. they wanted us to come here and make the system work for them and not the special interest
to "morning joe," live from washington. quite a weekend. and quite -- quite a show today. we have on set with us pat buchanan and jonathan capehart, and new york, very interesting. i always have this guy on, because he has a negro dialect, and it serves him well. >> joe, joe! >> for the most part, he is a light- skinned engine ened germ find that light-skinned germans can hold down television shows better. viewers, we speak of tv's own willie geist. >> depending on my audience, i can go like full honky or dial it down a little bit. i can go either way, either way. >> seriously, willie. i don't know if harry reid was channeling the 1970s movie "mandingo." i don't know if he was a member of a southern country club in the1950s, but this guy lives on a planet far different -- seriously, negro dialect? >> to put it delicately, he comes from a different time. >> i think that's the issue. >> he's majority leader of the united states senate. >> i know, i know. guess what? our government is made up of people from all races and sexes. >> and people should evolve in their thinking and their termino
political winds in washington, based upon the bill: continuing with our lead story. scott brown to the senate by massachusetts voters. joe trippi. i want you to react to president obama today reacting to what happened last night. roll it. >> it was my assessment of not just the vote in massachusetts but the mood around the country. the same thing that swept scott brown into office, swept me into office. people are angry and frustrated. not just because of what's happen in the last year or two but over last eight years. bill: he it goes back to bush and all of that what do you think? >> well, i think he's right. hopefully it is a wake up. he's right that the anger and the need for change is what swept him in and it is what swept brown in. people are angry at washington. they are angry at the insurance companies and the banks getting away with bills that work for them but aren't working for the american people. scott brown tapped into that while a complacent democratic party that's doing these deals in washington like the deal in nebraska, 100 million dollars, to the states for ne
and for a lot of folks especially down to the south and west of washington, already the rain drops have started to fall. no rain drops here in northwest just yet but we're on the cusp. most of the rain is in dale city, manassas, front royal. temperatures in the upper 30s to near 40. no numbers below freezing. this will be all rain around here and it's going to be pretty much all rain all day long. highs today not going to budge more than a few degrees up to the low 40s. i'm more optimistic, a little bit more sunshine. >> glad to hear it. >>> right now in haiti a critical situation is growing even more dire. still no official death toll. haiti's government alone has already recovered 20,000 bodies. that doesn't include bodies recovered by relief agencies or the victim's relatives. search and recovery teams continue to dig for victims while survivors are struggling and emotions are taking over. jay gray reports from the haitian capital of port-au-prince. >> reporter: the frustration is growing as much as the death count in port-au-prince, recovery teams uncover the body of the u.n. mission chief
is on the wrong track. 81% say that the u.s. is heading in the wrong direction. this according to a "washington post"/kaiser harvard poll. good morning. good to see you, ed. >> good to see you. >> we have "the washington post" which notes in the '08 election, president obama won decisively among voters. what changed? >> he remains pretty popular with folks who showed up to vote. they have real issues with his health care plan. the meetings and negotiations that were held between the two houses of congress have been closed. there isn't bipartisanship and a lot of concern about cost. this in a state which has essentially a universal health care plan. they have big issues with how washington is handling the current health care debate. >> voters said their top issues were health care reform. the efforts in washington. the economy, the jobs, and the way washington is working. it was among the top things on the list they weren't happy with. washington workings, why don't they like it? >> i think for all of the reasons i've seen. they play out in the last few months. again, you can't get a deal done.
times" with pictures and had nine similar to other papers. this morning, within a "the washington post," the editorial -- averting chaos in haiti. the paper writes of this -- yet the obama administration has balked helping haitians currently here illegally granting them temporary legal status, this despite u.s. of -- law that specifically allows the government to extend temporary protected status to undocumented immigrants in natural disasters all wars and a home countries make it impossible to deport them. the editorial goes on to say this -- that is "the washington post" this morning. "the new york times" editorial at those the washington post. calling for allowing haitians in the united states who are here illegally to find work. "the new york times" echoing "the washington post." the first phone call comes from chris on independent mine in ohio. good morning. caller: the morning. everybody keeps getting -- host: go ahead, we can hear you. caller: pat robertson was right. it did -- they did sell their souls to the devil. not that we should not help -- we should help. they went with
of our pollsters put it, the message is "we hate what's going on in washington." chuck todd joins us at the top of the show. >>> plus, i love this story -- watergate. federal marshals have arrested a group of conservative activists in new orleans for allegedly attempting to wiretap the offices of democratic senator mary landrieu. the leader of those arrested, james o'keefe was the same conservative activist who became a right-wing hero for imitating a pimp at various a.c.o.r.n. offices. he together with three others were taken into custody after being caught trying to bug the offices of senator landrieu, a moderate democratic lawmaker. they had represented themselves as telephone repairmen. is this the equivalent of a third rate burglary or the start of something big? >>> also, how vulnerable is senator john mccain to a challenge from the right? former congressman and radio talk show host j.d. hayworth calls mccain a moderate -- that's a bad word by him. and he's going for that seat. he'll be here on "hardball." >>> john mccain isn't the only republican in trouble. will the thunder o
today, mr. brown heads to washington after his massachusetts upset. what some call the mass revolt. the nation's newest senator makes the rounds on capitol hill. >>> california dreamin. maybe not now. days of rain force cliff sides to give way. look at those shots. they are forcing hundreds of evacuations. is there any relief ahead? >>> ott also on the same day the president poses new restrictions on banks, billions in profits. those details are ahead. you're watching msnbc. anncr vo: with the new geico glovebox app... anncr vo: ...you can get help with a flat tire... anncr vo: ...find a nearby tow truck or gas station... anncr vo: ...call emergency services... anncr vo: ...collect accident information. anncr vo: or just watch some fun videos. anncr vo: it's so easy, a caveman can do it. caveman: unbelievable... caveman: where's my coat? it was suede with the fringe. vo: download the glovebox app free at geico.com. >>> downtown scotty brown. that's what they called him when he played college basketball. today he's heading from boston to the capital where he's been meeting with some
from washington d.c. to may or washington state to arizona means passing through states that have weak drunk driving laws, did not ban text driving laws, did not ban text messaging, do not require that use a booster seat for your child, have life-threatening with -- life-threatening loopholes in teen driving laws and an adequate enforcement of seat belt and motorcycle helmet laws. and worst states, there were 10 in the green category. the top to in this category are the district of columbia, i got credit for 13.5 lost and the state of new jersey, with credit for 13 lost. the other states are illinois, thank you center, maryland, new york, north carolina, oregon, tennessee, minnesota, california, and washington. there are nine worst states this year. we added, unfortunately, six new states to that category. they are arizona, virginia, vt., pennsylvania, ohio, and nebraska. in order of ranking, the states in the worst category having fewer than half of these 15 basic laws are south dakota with only three of the laws, arizona, north dakota, wyoming, va., vt., pennsylvania, ohio, and nebra
it. host: thank you for your call. in the op ed section of " washington times -- of "the washington times" this morning "democrats keeping health care secrets away from the public. it might be a new year, but congressional democrats are planning the same old sorts of sleazy tactics in their bid to take over america's health-care system. congressional republicans, especially in the senate, should lot let them get away with it. transparency and ethics should be republican rallying cries, and obstruction on those grounds should be a point of pride. by now it's almost right to complain that president obama repeatedly has broken his campaign pledge to broadcast negotiations on c-span so that american people and see what the choices are. that does not make that point invalid. for legislation that could so profoundly and personally affected the lives of every american, congress and the white house should be more transparent and accessible than ever before. instead, the process has been secretive and sorted throughout ." salisbury, maryland. that morning. -- good morning. your thoughts on t
in "the washington post." he plans to propose new limits on the size and investments of large banks, according to a senior administration official of the white house, to refrain the financial reform agenda as an effort to rein in the companies largely to blame in the crisis. we will now take you to the floor of the house of representatives. three indian water rights measures on their docket today. live coverage begins momentarily. guest[captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father coughlin. chaplain coughlin: almighty god , true humility will not automatically come to us when we choose to bow our heads in prayer or when we acknowled
until 5:00 this evening. and thousands of people have flocked to washington today. they're reacting to that legacy of roe v. wade. the march for life may well be the biggest event, but it's not the only one. tracee wilkins joins usive from downtown washington with more. >> reporter: good morning, joe. we're here on the mall where folks are making their way down here for the opening ceremonies for the march for life. you can see, they're crowding in here very quickly, but earlier this morning, there was a special program meant just for the pro-life teenagers. ♪ all god's people say amen >> reporter: it looks like a rock concert, except for the priests pushing it up and the party nuns. >> i feel like it's just celebrating life and it's just so exuberant and such a good experience. >> reporter: this pro-life rally and mass for life is meant for young adults and children. there aren't pictures of aborted fetuses or mangled small bodies here. those images are replaced with signs talking of regret after abortion and celebrating the life. it's the kind of delivery that's catching on. >>
for the day, washington 46. 41 in denver. 60 in l.a. 77 in tampa and miami. i'm reynolds look fwolf for hln. >>> we live our lives online, buying plane tickets, paying bills. why not fitness? we asked them to look at the coolest new online fitness tools. check outfitness orbit, real life fitness trainer online. >> i like the fact you can pick the activity level you're in. whether you have a desk job, a frequent traveler. >> reporter: your trainer can adjust your fitness goals on a daily basis. if nutrition is more your focus, check out an online meal plan you. >> the option of choosing from fast food, home cooked meals and each meal type opg, that's an emphasis on healthy choices. >> reporter: it comes complete with recipes, shopping list and cost per meal calculator. if all you feed is a little inspiration, a free healthy tips e-mail called healthy mondays may be your one-stop shop. >> i think healthy mondays is a great program used in conjunction with ornishtives. >> reporter: healthy monday is a free tool but the other two come with membership fees. >>> a woman who survived the devastati
the health care bill. it is about the lack of civility in washington. >> very people who put together the winning coalition for barack obama are fleeing in droves. >> if brown wins tomorrow, the bill as we see it is dead that would be catastrophic for the democrats. >> a lot of these measures are gonna rest on one vote in the united states senate. >> what is the next move if you only have 59 senators? >> health care mind be dead. >> sean: voters are choosing who will fill the seat left vacant by the late ted kennedy. >> it's the pooh people's seat. >> -- >> things will wrap up at 8:00 tonight. the polls in massachusetts are closed and the republicans returns are pouring in. scott brown the republican will win the massachusetts special election. >> i just off the phone with scott brown. i've offered him my congratulations. >> this does change everything. >> this in many ways a national referendum. >> an election that will shock the political world and have reverberations all around washington. >> time to end business as usual. >> what happened here in mass mats can happen all over amer
and their families back home. many are fearing the worst. live near sacred heart church in northwest washington. >>this church in northwest washington has a large haitian ministry. tonight parishioners here are very concerned about one of their spiritual leaders who is in haiti and has not been heard from since the earthquake hit. those folks are like many others in the washington, d.c., area, who are concerned about loved ones far away. grief and worry are gripping students on the campus of howard university. nearly 100 students and staff gathered at the university's chapel at noon to pay for earthquake -- pray for earthquake victims. she is worried about her parents, and she has not been able to contact. >> i just thought this was a nightmare. i just -- i just spoke to my dad two days ago and now i cannot find them. >> a sophomore is concerned that his parents did not survive the earthquake. >> i am nervous, very anxious, everything. because i have been calling since yesterday at 6:00 until now. i cannot get through. >> at the shrine of the sacred heart, fartther steve is playing -- praying f
the trials just blocks from ground zero. molly henneberg is following the story live in washington. molly, both republicans and democrats spoke out about the idea, what are they saying. >> molly: that would lead to a security and traffic nightmare and cost over one billion dollars to try the five al-qaeda terrorists including the 9/11 mastermind in manhattan. they want the obama administration to change course. lisfen to this. >> they don't have any idea of the impact or security implications but they made such a decision, it was driven by ideology. now it's blowing up in their faces. >> we are just elated that our concerns are being considered by the president and the federal government. >> molly: the obama administration has not said definitely that the trials will be moved, just that officials are, quote, considering options. >> gregg: what does the administration do now. >> molly: even now they are trying to figure a way to pay for the extra security. a senior source tells fox there may be a line in the president's budget proposing $200 million to help pay for increased security for w
political director paul steinhauser joins us live from washington. good to see you. also, in the nation's capital, "boston globe" washington bureau chief christopher roland. nathan gonzalez, political editor. good to see all of you, gentlemen. you know, did the outcome of the massachusetts race put the republicans in a different, more emboldened position as we lead up to the mid-term elections? >> yes. if you can buy the victories by the republicans in the contest last november where they grabbed back seats in virginia and in new jersey, couple that with this big huge victory and upset victory in massachusetts, remember, the republican candidate is now up to 30 points in early december. you put all that together and you have a big wakeup call. very loud wakeup call for the democrats when they have to defend the laernlg majorities in the senate and house in november. >> what did the democrats do wrong in the massachusetts race or an issue of the independents speaking loud and clear, say thing is not an issue of dem versus republican? >> well, the big problem was that barack obama ran as
bernanke facing a tough reconfirmation from congress next week. we'll get a live report from washington. >> and the southwest is digging out from record amounts of snow. yep, that's right, snow and rain. we'll get the latest forecast to see if there is more wet weather coming their way. >> also, amazing rescue of man's best friend in los angeles. we'll talk to the brave man responsible for saving that big guy. >> # first we go straight to haiti, 11 days after the 7.0 earthquake devastated so much of that country, rescuers pulling yet another survivor from the rubble. a young man said to be in his early 20s was found collapsed in -- in a collapsed hotel. believe it or not, he was in good condition. the haitian government had declared an end to the search for survivors. heavy equipment moving in for the massive cleanup ahead. among those helping, american boxer. a famous celebrity on the island nation and eight family members, including his aunts, uncles and cousins were killed in the quake and rick leventhal is live at the port-au-prince airport hospital. rick, first about that rescue, t
winds in washington, based upon the election of scott brown to the senate by massachusetts voters. joining us now from los angeles, fox news analyst joe trippi who ran howard dean's presidential campaign in 2004. i want you to react to president obama today reacting to what happened last night. roll it. >> it is my assessment of not just about massachusetts but the mood around the country, you know, the same thing that swept scott brown into office swept me into office. people are angry and they are frustrated. not just because of what's happened in the last year or two years, but what's happened over the last eight years. >> bill: all right. so it goes back to bush and all of that. what do you think? >> well, i think he is right and hopefully, you know, this will wake up the administration. he is right that the anger and the need for change is what swept him in and it is what swept brown in. people are angry at washington. they are angry at the insurance companies and the banks getting away with bills that work for them but aren't working for the american people. and scott brown
in northwest washington. 31, dulles airport. 32, upper montgomery. 29, panhandle of west virginia forecast today, pretty doggone nice. high temperatures, low to mid-40s. enjoy the sunshine today. the rain comes back tomorrow. could get one to two inches of rain. i'll talk about that and give you the seven-day graft coming up in a few more minutes. >> at least it is not ice, right, chuck? >> that's correct. >> thank you. >>> a major overnight development in haiti to tell you about. the country's government now says the search for survivors is officially over. the u.n. says 132 people were pulled from the rubbl alive. more than a week after the quake, the hope is fading that more miracles are awaiting. nbc's ron allen reports. >> reporter: when 24 hours have passed without a successful rescue, that's why search and rescue operations here all but ended. some people still remained determined. a 22-year-old man and an 84-year-old woman were pulled from the rubble. both are critically ill. their chances of survival are not clear. >> they survived. i don't ca. they survived. >> reporter: the airp
baltimore. he had to make a stop in baltimore and take a shuttle to washington. he said, should i keep going? i said, if they have not told you to stop, then you should keep going. if it is now 7:00 p.m. i called the white house and said, you're getting my family to washington. have any of you given any thought to how i am going to get their? they stopped and said, oh, i guess we should figure that out, shall we not? that was literally the did response -- the response. i was told that the president had become distracted with important other business that was going on at the time and that he would call me about 8:00 p.m., but that i should go home and pack to come to washington and that i would prefer not to take an airplane. so i rushed out of my office, home, put a suitcase on my bed and we started packing the suitcase. i called a friend to ask him to drive me to washington. he came or was on his way. at 6:00 p.m., -- at 8:10 p.m., i received a phone call on my cellphone. they said, the president is on the line. >> were you on the road? >> note, i was still packing. -- no, i was still packi
at international leaders. >> saturday on "washington journal," the look at the rise of al qaeda in yemen. then dr. david shern on a new law that takes effect today. later, a fellow at the center for education reform talks about the state of education in the united states. taking your calls and e-mail like every morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern, here on c-span. >> get your own copy of c-span pose the original documentary, the supreme court, on dvd. it is part of our american icons series, one of the many items available at c-span.org. >> next, we talk to the new supreme court justice, sonia sotomayor. she discusses her nomination by president obama, the confirmation hearings, and her first impressions of the job at a supreme court justice. her interview is followed by one with the first woman to serve on the court, former justice sandra day o'connor. >> 20 years plus, justice o'connor could remember vividly the details of her first argument, telling us what it was like. what are the impressions you are going to take away from yours? >> the moment that i sat down and was able to see the people in the a
presenting a united front. joining us from washington fox fox news chief analyst brit hume. there is a 65% point gap between democrats, 88% of them like the president's policies and republicans 23% don't like his policies. that's the largest gap ever, ever, in the history of this kind of polling. so, there is -- united against president obama's policies. i don't think the party is united but you disagree, huh? >> die, bill. i think the party is far more united than i imagined it could be a year ago. as you said a big part of that is president obama has succeeded in union fighting them that i don't think any republican or group of republicans could have. his policies have not only made it easier to join together to voted against them but they have also done poorly which has made them and to an increasing extent him unpopular and them, naturally, in a two-party more. so look at the races, particularly the one in massachusetts last week. the tea party activists were in there a lot of people thought state of massachusetts, tea party activists that's not but trouble for scott brown. scott brow
with a brief update from our own brief williams in our washington newsroom. pete, what's this all about? >> reporter: officials here and in london say this amounts to the british government catching up to what the u.s. did last week when airline security was further tightened. the uk threat level was raised today to what's called severe, the second highest level there it's a response, officials say, to a stream of intelligence, suggesting that al qaeda terrorists in yemen are determined to carry out more attacks against the west. many possible threats are in that stream. none of them specific, including recruiting women for bomb attacks. this same general concern led the u.s. last week to further tighten air security, with more screening and stepped-up use of air martials. two days ago the british government established a no-fly list for the first time for flies into the uk. the british this week suspended direct flights between london and yemen, brian. >> again, we thought it best to address this story up top tonight. pete williams in washington, thanks for doing that. >>> back to our
] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] >> on tomorrow morning's "washington journal" an update on congress. after that, former republican party chairman ed gillespie and later, juan williams talks about race, politics, and the news. this starts each morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span, and later in the morning, mitch mcconnell along with other gop senators talked to reporters about afghanistan, u.s. foreign policy, and the senate's agenda. that is live at 10:00 a.m. eastern. now the final debate for the open seat formerly held by ted kennedy. the candidates are scott brown and joseph kennedy. this event was held at done edward kennedy institute in boston. independent candidate joe kennedy is not related to senator ted kennedy, who died last summer. >> good evening. i want to welcome all of you to this closing debate among the candidates for next week's elections to the united states senate. tuesday will be a crucial time here in massachusetts. voters will go to the polls and select a person who may well determine the outcome of a long fight over health care legisl
command over various al qaeda offshoots. rachel martin has more on the recording from washington. >> in his latest message, osama bin laden claims the christmas day bomber as one of his own and takes responsibility for the attack. the bin laden message comes as new details emerge about the attack and how it was handled. according to the associated press abdulmutallab arrived at a local hospital at 2:00 p.m. escorted by detroit police. there he made incriminating statements to a doctor about trying to detonate an explosive. around 3:30 fbi agents began interviewing the suspect in his hospital room where he talked openly about his links to al qaeda operatives in yemen. ten hours after the incident when investigators told him he had the rit to remain silent, he did. >> he was cooperating until he got a lawyer. now, that -- that makes it almost impossible for us to pursue the leads that the christmas bomber might have. that to me is unbelievable. >> reporter: some lawmakers say if bin laden is calling abdulmutallab one of his soldiers the u.s. should treat him like an enemy combatant
attention, and i think that there is a growing movement in washington to pay more attention to this shadow class of government -- governing czars gereed >> host: why did you leave washington? [laughter] >> guest: because i could. i left about a year and a half ago, and i think it is -- it's a rare opportunity when you can make a choice to sort out jump off the treadmill. i've been in the beltway circuit for near in ten years and as i mentioned i have two young kids coming and i think it is an unhealthy environment in many ways to raise kids and particularly for me there are so many people who cannot separate their politics from their personal lives. to me life is much bigger than what's going on in job pages of "the washington post" or in the blogosphere and it's not an all consuming thing for me all the time. although you see me on line. i talked about it. i am engaged in the world of ideas and marketplace of ideas and battlefield. but when i am out with my kids i have and i have to grit my chief worrying about somebody coming up to me and yelling at me -- >> host: has that happened? >> g
at the white house several times. elsewhere in washington this afternoon, a discussion on u.s. policy toward afghanistan, ambassador richard holbrooke will be speaking about the administration's policy. he had to afghanistan and pakistan next week. we will have live coverage of his comments in just over an hour at 2:30 p.m. eastern on c- span2. and then tom vilsack here at the state department here in washington. a set -- a special briefing about the agriculture system in afghanistan. >> american icons, three original documentaries from c- span now available on dvt. a unique journey through the iconic homes of the three branches of american government. see the exquisite detail of the supreme court. go beyond the velvet ropes of public tours of the white house, america's most famous home. and explore the history, art, and architecture of the capital. american icons, a three disk dvd set. it is $24.95 plus shipping and handling. it is available at c-span.org /stohr. >> several political retirement an announcement over the last couple of days. representative chris murphy of connecticut sounds a
five countiecounties, and the ne hours could be critical. >>> and a rerows welcome in washington from republicans, but will he be the democrats' worst enemy? our cameras are there as scott brown makes his d.c. debut. >>> hundreds of survivors, many orphans, are near death this morning. doctors, unable to get their hands on basic medical supplies to save them. another aftershock rattling port-au-prince over night. no reports of injuries, no significant damage, just a lot of rattled nerves, an ambitious task set to begin in a week, and it's a logistical nightmare, the relocation of 400,000 homeless haitians to newly-built settlements on the outskirts of the capital. and stunning images showing the earthquake's sheer force. time-lapsed photos of the government's tax office the moment that it came tumbling down. >> there's also a critical development this morning altogether the main harbor in port-au-prince, inspiring much needed hope. the pier has been repaired. it's far from fully functional, but life-saving food and medical supplies can now be unloaded by sea. chris lawrence is li
there is a growing movement in washington to pay more attention to this shadow class governing czars. >> why did you leave washington? >> because i could. i left a year and a half ago. it is a rare opportunity when you can make a choice to jump off of the treadmill. i have been in the beltway circuit for nearing ten years. i have two and young kids. it is an unhealthy environment in many ways to raise kids particularly for me. there are so many people who cannot separate their politics from their personal life. to me life is much bigger than what is going on on the buzz pages of the washington post. it is not an all consuming thing for me all the time. you see me on line and i talk about it and i am engaged in the world of ideas and the battlefield, but when i am out with my kids and have to grit my teeth worrying if somebody will come up to me and yell at me for what i have written, there have been parallel situations. when my family is punished for my political views it is too much. i came to the point when i made the decision to live anywhere in the country i wanted to and thank god for the inter
elections. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> meanwhile, impeached illinois governor rod blagojevich has told "esquire" magazine, he is, quote, blacker than barack obama. telling the magazine he was a real person in a political arena dominated by phonies, the 53-year-old, who is awaiting trial on corruption charges, cited shining shoes and growing up in a five-room apartment as a few of his african-american credentials. >>> well, ju after a week after a security scare shut down an airport, new york airport was again the scene of a tense situation, this time when the landing gear failed on a united airlines passenger jet. now, officials say no one was injured in the emergency landing, which happened just before 9:30 yesterday morning. the plane was approaching new jersey from chicago when the pilot warned of a, quote, little problem. passengers braced for impact of the plane, touched down on just two wheels. amid hugs and tears, all 53 people left the ple unhurt. >>> and according to this morning's "new york times," the u.s. military is struggling to keep up with the flood of video intell
of the union message to florida today. but back here in washington, one particular moment during his speech that has a lot of people all fired up right now. call it, if you will, president obama versus samuel alito. it happened when the president criticized the supreme court's recent ruling of campaign finance reform. listen to the president and watch justice alito. in the audience, shaking his head. >> with all due deference to separation of powers, last week the supreme court reversed a century of law that i believe will open the flood gates for special interests. including foreign corporations, to spend without limit in our election. >> take a look at samuel alito. he seems to be saying -- if you can read his lips, not true, not true. when supreme court justices attend the state of the union address, they usually try not to react to political statements made by the president. let's bring in our senior legal analyst, jefrry toobin. author of "the nine." what's the answer here, jeff? a, should the president have said what he said with justices of the supreme court present? b, should justic
up with gridlock in washington, the lack of bipartisanship is fast becoming a partisan issue. >> i can look you in the eye and say we have not been obstructionists. >> they didn't send us to washington to fight each other in a political steel cage match to see who comes out alive. >> reporter: republicans began by presenting the president with a booklet of ideas and as many complains mr. obama spent the last year ignoring them. >> multiple times from your administration there have been statements that republicans have no idea of the solutions. >> reporter: other sore spots remain. at the top of the list, jobs and how to create more of them. >> will you consider supporting across the board tax relief. >> reporter: the $787 billion stimulus, target of republican attacks, resulted in two million jobs and hit back at gop critics. >> a lot of you have gone to appear at ribbon cuttings for the same projects you voted against. >> reporter: despite the talk of getting along and bipartisan comedy, there is a desperate struggle for control. many republicans believe in outside experts concur.
jobs. president obama is not the only washington politician on the road today. members of congress are heading home for the weekend with no consensus on the democratic side and how to even spin the health care reform train wreck. ken strickland is live on capitol hill and, ken, in the midst of a recession, spending a year on health care reform and having nothing to show for it doesn't seem like a winning strategy. so what do the democrats do now? >> reporter: last night key democratic senate leaders, chuck schumer, chris dodd, max baucus, walked into a closed door meeting to talk about health care all insist enter, repeated, the health care bill is not dead, they say. any reporter who has a credential to get into the united states capitol are all scurrying around trying to find any vital signs the health care bill is still living and has life. here's a diagnosis so far. the fastest way to pass health care seems to be off the table. yesterday house speaker nancy pelosi said that she does not have the votes among her membership to basically take the senate bill as is and pass it. if
. >>> fear factor. let's play "hardball." ♪ good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. leading off tonight, running for cover, the democrats woke up this morning to a one-two punch of bad news. first, arkansas democrat marion barry decided not to run for re-election to his house seat. then vice president joe biden's son announced he would not be running for his dad's old senate seat in dell, making it for another likely republican pickup. whether or not either of these decisions was prompted by last week's massachusetts election for the senate, the landscape is looking treacherous for democrats on both sides of capitol hill. one democrat who's getting restless is u.s. congressman bill pasclel of northern new jersey. when he says the public will get behind health care as soon as they understand it, he says that is not only arrogant, in his words, he says it's bs. he joins us later. that should be interesting. how does the white house hit the reset button to avert disaster this november politically? does obama go left, center or offer little crowd-pleasing nibbles like school uniform
several years and that is that for far too long, people in this country felt like washington was about the special interest and not about them. and that's why they're frustrated. >> republicans agreeing, voter frustration levels are running high and as you can imagine, they interpret the reason for that differently than the democrats do. republicans say the outcome in the bay state was because voters disagree with the president's policies. >> i think he's got an opportunity to do a mid course correction as a result of the message sent out of massachusetts and around the country. >> coming up, we're going to have a live preview of the state of the union in a live report from washington. so keep it here. also keep it here for a special presentation this weekend. fox news reporting president obama in his own words, a look back at hess campaign and the first year in the white house as he begins his second year in the oval office. is he keeping his promises? we'll report, you decide tonight, 9 p.m. eastern here on the fox news channel. a u.s. airliner forced to make an emergency landing in
made a surprise visit over the weekend. it comes as president obama is returning to washington right now from his hawaiian vacation. steps up focus on what he sees as an emerging threat. >> the investigation into the christmas day incident continues. and we're learning more about the suspect. we know he travelled to yemen. it appears that he joined an affiliated of al qaeda and that this group, al qaeda in the ararian peninsula, chatrained h and equipped him with explosives. i've made it a priority to building strengthen our partnership with the yes, ma'me government. >> a lot of politicizing of some events. we'll get to later. richard engel here with new information on the cia attack on afghanistan. >> yeah, i got a call, i guess it was friday. >> um-hum. >> from somebody in the cia that was very upset at the reporting. don't believe what you read in the newspaper about how some guy penetrated the barriers and rushed into a cia room and blew himself up. this was a nightmare, a double agent, what we've been afraid of for years, and you heard the same thing and this is new. >> actuall
with democrats when he gets to washington. just 11% of voters want brown to thwart the democrats' agenda, according to a new "washington post" kaiser harvard poll. publisher ever the cook report at cook.com and a dw frent. thanks for joining us, charlie. >> good morning. >> how do you read the voting environment now ahead of the 2010 elections? >> i think what we saw in tuesday's election, special election in massachusetts, in this new kaiser harvard "washington post" poll, it's a continuation of what we've been seeing for about six months or so. one, you could say broadly voters are unhappy. that creates a lot of political turbulence. then you soo two contradictory things happening. one hand, a frustration democrats have been pushing health care to a lesser extent climate change and a time when people want to see a focus on the economy. remember when bill clinton said during the 1992 presidential campaign he wanted to focus on the economy like a laser beam. that's the focus that voters are looking for. but at the same time, in this survey in massachusetts showed and recent national surv
in washington, d.c. treasury secretary tim geithner, the man who has been keeping all those aig secrets, whether he was the one that made the decision on the pass-through or not, conflicts depending on which e-mail you read. and which document you look through the redaction to see. but the man himself, the custodian of america's wealth, the king of the back-door bailout and secrets will be testifying tomorrow. and i am certain he will be grilled about those efforts to keep those details secret from the american people. also testifying, former treasury secretary hank paulson who was the man who sat as treasury secretary before tim geithner in that secret meeting of the nine for the t.a.r.p. giving out $10 billion at a clip with three or four paragraphs per page, an interesting day during the day. and that doesn't even begin to get into the state of the union. a big day for the president tomorrow after a divisive year. "hardball" begins right now. >>> something about mary. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. watergate, federal marshals have arrested a group o
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